nutsaboutplanes wrote:What will be immediately evident is the fuel burn savings. I have seen this personally with the 787 when it replaces existing legacy aircraft and I am sure DL saw the same thing immediately when the 350 replaced the 747. The numbers are staggering in some cases.
redflyer wrote:aviationjunky wrote:The article says the A330 series is the most-flown widebody aircraft in the world. Is that true?
Most-flown in what regard? Number of aircraft in use; number of passengers flown?rbrunner wrote:Do we know at what time she is supposed to take to the skies?
Broadcast starts at 10:00 AM CET.
If TAP needs range sometime in the future, they could add a few A330-800. Problem is it looks more and more like Airbus will not make them. This whole topic seems pointless. TAP is a survivor - one of the few mid-size European carriers from the 1950s to still be around. For their size and network, ...Jump to post
If TAP needs range sometime in the future, they could add a few A330-800. As far as I am aware, all TAP routes are presently flown by either A343 or A332, and more recently, by the A333 they recently took over from Singapore Airlines. Whether the longer routes had weight penalties I don't know, but...Jump to post
When are further deliveries to LX going to happen?Jump to post
This truly means the end of an era. I still remember all the discussions about the lack of PTV onboard IB and LH longhaul planes :lol: Also, it is sad to see another airline abandoning the 343 but the future is waiting. Seeing how few 343s are only left, I'm super happy that my upcoming TAP flight ...Jump to post
Can someone briefly explain the difference between an Avro RJ and a BAe-146? Basically the same aircraft, but the newer models are called Avro RJ85, 100, etc, according to the length/capacity. A bit like the DC9s, which later became the MD80s, sometimes also called the DC9-80, 81, etc. (after the m...Jump to post
They need to improve their service they are horrible . flew with them from lisbon to vienna they offered a snack service but we had to line all the way to the back to actually get it flight attendants won't service they are extremely rude with a lot of attitude You were clearly unlucky. I fly TAP o...Jump to post
But in seriousness, I think their strategy of a "low cost full service carrier" is a good one and so far seems to be doing good for them. Their widebody fleet needs urgent replacing, which they're doing, and the premium cabins on their shorthaul also need a refurb (seriously, their E190s ...Jump to post
The pilot did report to ATC "Mayday, engine failure. We are going to land on the beach". ATC asked: "what beach are you going to land on?" to which the pilot replied: "Cova do Vapor". Another aircraft in the vicinity was asked to check it out. They reported that people ...Jump to post
thepinkmachine wrote:LoganTheBogan wrote:Is the A330neo using the same cockpit as the 330 or will it be the same as the A350?
Identical as the 330
Yes, so did I, mate. In another thread. Don't like it, but that's very subjective...Jump to post
What happened to HB-JCA? The last flight was on 10th June, according to flightradar24. Has she gone tech? Does anybody know?Jump to post
I'm pretty damn sure anyone in the audience listening to a musician cannot tell the sound quality between a violin that costs tens of thousands of dollars from one that costs a few thousand dollars. You're so wrong... Why do top soloists play on Stradivarius/Guarneri violins that sell for millions ...Jump to post
Edelweiss is fully owned by Swiss, who in their turn belong to the Deutsche Lufthansa AG, which is the mothership of LH,OS,SN, 4U, EW etc. It's soooooo simple......;) ;) More seriously, basically Swiss is codesharing on the Edelweiss flights, nothing more nothing less. Happens all the time Sorry, n...Jump to post
A 300 year old Stradivarius/Amati/Guarneri costs more than a airworthy used B777 assuming someone ready to sell one
Absolutely. And one wouldn't want an instrument like that being handled like "luggage".
I've just seen (and heard) HB-JCA on final approach to OPO. Very quiet indeed...Jump to post
There is something wrong here: Both Swiss and Baltic have been operating their CS100 and CS300 for some time by now. Have they been hiding problems with the engines? I've been following LX CS100 operations on a daily basis and the reliability, as well as the altitude they've been cruising at are bey...Jump to post
This is the NEO all over again. Hope it doesn't have to fly below 300 for the engines to work. Such a shame. I really love this plane and was hoping for its deliveries to ramp up quickly. Not soon apparently. Yesterday, the delivery flight of LX#8 cruised at FL410. Daily scheduled LX flights cruise...Jump to post
Unless BBD can pick up their delivery pace I doubt we'll see any more orders. There is clearly a major production delay issue. Why would anybody order an aircraft that looks likely to be significantly delayed? As has already been much discussed in this thread, the problem is not with BBD. It's Prat...Jump to post
ka wrote:rbrunner wrote:Isn't HB-JBH going to fly home today? Does anyone know when she is due to leave Mirabel?
HB-JBH is on her way to ZRH as SWR5201.
Isn't HB-JBH going to fly home today? Does anyone know when she is due to leave Mirabel?Jump to post
JulietteBravo wrote:And to join the fleet: tomorrow the 8th CS100 HB-JBH
With 8/10 the CS100 fleet is near to be complete.
why did HB-IJX leave already. It was by far not the oldest 320 in the fleet. Does the (technical) configuration have any differences as this is an ex LTU-bird whereas the other 320's are all SR or LX newbuilds? You're right. She is only 15 years old. Perhaps the lease expired, or expensive maintena...Jump to post
KarelXWB wrote:A nice walk through the assembly process:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/03/maga ... -line.html
It is a matter of taste, but I think it looks cool...Jump to post
It should't take long, since Swiss Avro pilots have been flying to LCY for many years, even though on a different aircraft type, I must admit, but they're LCY certified.Jump to post
Does that make it more likely for AF/KLM to move in? Or for Virgin Atlantic to start up a feeder operation? Would Delta look again at a European subsidiary as was rumored in the past? I'm willing to bet they're spending lots and lots of money to have a solid contingency plan for that right now. If ...Jump to post
...Certification mostly just covers safety, not in-service reliability. The FAA/EASA are just concerned about whether the engines are safe or not. It is Boeing/Airbus/PW/RR/GE/the airlines/etc problem if the engine is unreliable. The FAA/EASA are not there to ensure the plane works around the clock...Jump to post
Is MSN107 still unpainted? If so I think this is the first time we will have seen an unpainted A350 take to the skies. You will see that more often since XFW is taking over some of the painting due to lack of capacity in TLS and spare capacity in XFWs A380 facilities That sounds very credible indee...Jump to post
IIRC, HB-JBG (LX#7) is going to fly to its new home today, is that right?Jump to post
On the ground in Wichita.Jump to post